from Edwards, "The Final Judgment"
Some of you live in secret wickedness.
Consider that for all these things, God
will bring you into judgment. Secrecy
is your temptation. Promising yourselves
this, you practice many things, you
indulge many lusts, under the covert
of darkness, and in secret corners, which
you would be ashamed to do in the light
of the sun, and before the world.
All your secret abominations
are even now perfectly known
to God, and will also hereafter be
made known both to angels and men.
Before this Judge shall be brought the most
"hidden things of darkness, and even the
counsels of the heart.." 1 Cor. 4:5.
All your secret uncleanness,
all your secret fraud and injustice,
all your lascivious desires, wishes, and designs,
all your inward covetousness, which is idolatry,
all your malicious, envious, and revengeful
thoughts and purposes, whether brought forth
into practice or not, shall then be made manifest,
and you shall be judged according to them.
"For there is nothing covered, that shall not
be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be
known. Therefore whatever you have spoken
in darkness, shall be heard in the light: and
that which you have spoken in the ear in
closets, shall be proclaimed upon the
house tops." Luke 12:2, 3
Consider, that there is a God in heaven
who beholds you, and sees how you
Justice shall assuredly take place at last.
God on the day of judgement, will discover
the secrets of all hearts. The judgment of
that day will be like the fire, which burns
up whatever is not true gold. Wood, hay,
stubble, and dross, shall be all consumed
by the scorching fire of that day.
The Judge will be like a refiner's fire, and
fuller's soap, which will cleanse away all
filthiness, however it may be colored over.
"Who may abide the day of his coming?
and who shall stand when he appears?
for he is like a refiner's fire, and like
fuller's soap. For behold the day comes
that shall burn as an oven, and all the
proud, yes, and all that do wickedly,
shall be stubble, and the day that comes
shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts."
Malachi 3:2; 4:1